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Jackson Texting Accident Lawyer

Texting is a convenient and efficient way to communicate. Today, most people prefer to communicate via text instead of talking on the phone.  However, texting while driving can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you have been injured in a texting while driving accident, your best course of action is to consult with our team. Our Jackson texting accident attorneys at The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Mississippi can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call today (601) 500-5357

Why Choose The Penton Law Group

  • At The Penton Law Group, PLLC we put our clients first, going above and beyond to meet their legal needs, constantly pursuing full and fair compensation.
  • Our attorneys have over a decade of experience representing people who have been injured by the negligence of others.
  • We are available for questions or concerns 24/7, and we respond to calls, texts and emails promptly.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that each client we represent gets the attention they deserve.

Why You Need a Lawyer

After a car crash caused by a driver who was texting, an experienced Jackson car accident attorney has the resources to thoroughly investigate the incident. This includes obtaining cell phone records to show that the other driver was texting, and that this careless behavior contributed to the wreck and to your injuries. Our experienced Jackson personal injury attorneys can negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf to obtain the recovery you deserve.

What Is Distracted Driving?

As stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is any activity that diverts the driver’s attention away from driving. It may involve:

  • Texting or talking on a cell phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking to passengers in the car
  • Using the navigation system
  • Reaching for items in the vehicle
  • Adjusting the stereo or entertainment system

Dangers of Texting & Driving

According to NHTSA, texting is the most dangerous form of driver distraction because it requires manual, visual and mental attention. Texting takes the driver’s eyes off of the road for five seconds at a time which is equivalent to driving the length of a football field blindfolded.

Distracted Driving Statistics

NHTSA reports that:

  • 3,166 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving in a recently reported year.
  • 391,000 people were injured in texting and distracted driving accidents.
  • Approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving during the daytime in the U.S.
  • Teens are the largest age group in the nation for distracted driving at the time of a fatal crash.

Teen Texting while Driving vs. Drunk Driving

As reported in Live Science, teen drinking and driving rates have decreased dramatically over the past two decades. However, texting and driving – equally dangerous – appears to have taken its place. NHTSA reports that in a recent 10-year period:

  • The percentage of drivers using electronic devices while driving increased from 0.4% to 2.2%.
  • Drivers ages 16 to 24 visibly manipulating handheld devices while driving increased from 0.4% to 4.9%.

Is Texting While Driving against the Law in Mississippi?

House Bill No. 389 was passed and signed into law by the Governor in 2015. The law bans texting or posting to social media while driving. This includes sending, reading or accessing messages using a hand-held mobile telephone. Since July 1, 2016, the fine for texting and driving is $100.

Schedule a Free Consultation | The Penton Law Group

Texting accidents can cause serious injuries to motorists sharing the roadways. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a wreck caused by a driver who was texting while driving, contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC right away. Our Jackson personal injury lawyers are tough advocates who will help you seek justice and full compensation.